Chadbourne Adds GE, Disney Bigwigs To IP Team

Law360, New York (May 21, 2010, 1:57 PM EDT) -- Chadbourne & Parke LLP has again turned to in-house legal departments to bolster its growing intellectual property team, snagging the former head of the IP department at General Electric Co.'s oil and gas division and Walt Disney Co.'s former vice president for technology and IP management.

Hailing from GE, Stephen Manetta is set to join Chadbourne's New York office as counsel, while Rajappan “BG” Balagopal from Disney will head to the firm's IP group in Los Angeles as a senior strategist, the firm said.

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